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Comment: Re:Why it did not go further (Score 2) 113

I *constantly* have people ask me why I don't have an iphone. They gave me crap about my Samsung Gear Fit watch too, which I got when replacing my previous phone (which was stolen, else I'd still have it). Despite getting that watch almost two years ago, I've heard nothing but ridicule for not just waiting for the apple watch - I can complete the Trans-Catalina Trail on a single charge from my Gear Fit on a single charge, and it does everything I could possibly want my watch to do - yet yes, I get lots of ridicule for it at work. This is at multiple locations too - I'm a consultant, and I've got a long list of clients where the engineers for what ever reason think that talking about why apple is better over, and over, and over, is interesting conversation. So, chalk me up to being a witness to silly fanboy behavior

Comment: Re:stop with the pipes already. (Score 1) 569

by dAzED1 (#49512719) Attached to: William Shatner Proposes $30 Billion Water Pipeline To California
Re Beer: so, I should be pitching my upcoming meadery as a way to imbibe, without waste? It takes me 1 liter of water to make 1 liter of mead...does beer really waste that much? Are you talking just about the water used during cleaning? If so, why not then suggest changing diets to not include things which need vigorous cleaning? Also, there's a lot of cattle in California - those things need tremendous amounts of water. That should be on your list waaaaay before beer ;)

Comment: "correct settings" for your *oven*?!? (Score 1) 105

by dAzED1 (#49459079) Attached to: Microsoft and Miele Team Collaborate To Cook Up an IoT Revolution
No wait seriously, I think I've been using my oven wrong all these years. Seems there's Bake, Broil, or Convection...and then a temperature. Is that really so farking hard? You're in your kitchen cooking things, is it so much to ask that you push 4 buttons? (assuming the b/b/c buttons are independent, and that you then put in a 3 digit temp). I totally get wanting an easy way to keep track of what you have in the pantry and frig, and correlating that to things you can make atm and things you need to buy when you're at the store, but assuming that you're making a batch of cookies...you're looking at a recipe (whether an electronic or paper version), mixing things in a bowl, and putting globs on a baking sheet. Is pressing 4 buttons on your oven really a stumbling block at that point? Or is a solution to a non-existent problem just an over-complication making things more likely to fail...

Comment: Re:uhh...warm oceans=wet land (Score 1) 173

yes, I do know this. I also know that for California in particular - since that's the subject - warmer water means more rain. It's called El Nino. If the wet air makes it to the mountains and then cools, we get rain on the coast. Or maybe you didn't see the context (an article about California) and thought I was instead trying to make a statement about global weather patterns?

Comment: Re:uhh...warm oceans=wet land (Score 2) 173

did you not read my entire comment? If the ocean is warm enough, the wet air can make it over the mountains...only then do we keep the water. The Chihuahuan desert is hundreds of miles from the ocean, and guess what - it probably /does/ still manage to help pull wet air to it at night, if you consider the land between it and the ocean is relatively green. Do you not imagine geography to play a part? Do you really think that if one particular area is a particular way, every other place on the planet should be the same way? California, in particular, gets more wet when the ocean is warmer. If you don't believe me, google an obscure (snark) climate pattern known as "El Nino" - which for California brings heavy rains, but for other places can cause droughts. Or...and I guess you're choosing the or...pretend everyplace on the planet has the same climate.

Comment: uhh...warm oceans=wet land (Score 0) 173

The warmer the ocean, the further inland it can push wet air at night (the inland deserts get cold at night, and suck air off the water - if lucky, it can make it over the mountains and we get to keep the water). The warmer the ocean, the more rapidly water is evaporating. Sans paying $15 for what is likely bad science, I can't imagine how a singular event that would actually make /more/ rain logically, could be posited to make /less/. It's more likely that it's the planet sortof self-regulating, and is the start of how we'll get wet again.

Comment: Re:UAC - A Double Edged Sword (Score 1) 187

by dAzED1 (#49457841) Attached to: LG Split Screen Software Compromises System Security
ok, so a couple things. First, no distros are likely putting "obstacles" in your way - they're behaving appropriately, and whatever package you're installing is the thing to blame. As a senior software architect (I'm the infosec leg of the design board) if "something somewhere expects to write to some directory for which it doesn't have permission" then - that "something somewhere" was written by someone who didn't properly design their software - or at least, the installation thereof. Second, I a suggestion - try changing your base to /usr/local instead of /usr and seeing if that helps :P Hell, you might get me to try installing this myself just to prove it can be...lol

Comment: Re:UAC - A Double Edged Sword (Score 4, Insightful) 187

by dAzED1 (#49455771) Attached to: LG Split Screen Software Compromises System Security
As others have said...the "problem" you're describing is *exactly the farking point of UAC* - it's *intentional*. of course the context is different - that is almost completely the entire design concept of UAC, and as an infosec and 20+ year UNIX guy, I personally appreciate UAC in windows when I'm forced to use that OS (which is all too often). UAC isn't a bad thing, it's a *good* thing. And if you can't get your program to work with UAC, either you're bad at design, or your program shouldn't exist.

Comment: Re:Seriously. (Score 1) 54

faster cellular networks aren't all that interesting. It will take forever for them to be deployed, and

Now give me an 802.11ZZZ or something that can do just 20Mb/s or so at 10 miles NLOS with non-directional antennas, and you've got something useful.

And, by necessity of physics, massively wasteful of rf frequency. Not sure why you need this, also?

Comment: Re:Sounds good to me. (Score 1) 892

It means that in order for Reddit to be competitive in hiring, they will need to make a first offer (the fixed salary+benefits) that is at or above the market average. As a jobseeker, I can just look at what they have to offer and take it or leave it. No haggling. No drama. That sounds good to me! I'm decent at negotiating, but I don't enjoy it.

For jobs where negotiating skill is NOT part of the job, the negotiation ban should make hiring decisions better correlate with merit. And generally, I want to be surrounded with people hired for relevant merits, and not just good self-promoters.

Bingo. The only way they can keep competitive is to offer decent salaries *on their own*. I'm fairly good at negotiating, but only after many years and I'd really rather not have to.

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done. -- James J. Ling